A Cure for the Common Craig

A Cure for the Common Craig

A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.... Show More

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February 14, 2021 82 min

Happy Valentine's Day, listeners! This date marks the 90th anniversary of Universal Pictures release of Dracula from 1931, starring Bela Lugosi. Join us in celebrating not only a legendary horror film and performance, but also a classic piece of cinema history.

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A different kind of TITLE VERSUS TITLE! An original squares off against a dreaded remake. We bring to you, the listener, two tales of family strife, troubled daughters and cursed videotapes. Are you Team Sadako or Team Samara? Do you prefer volcanos? Or perhaps a lack of horses is more desirable? We'll cover each film and discuss some of the differences, along with our personal preferences. And then from there, decide the victo...

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We return to the Vestron Video Collector's Series, as we venture into the Waxwork (1988)! Twice. Kind of. But not really. Because despite being a sequel, Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992), has nothing to do with any waxworks, at all. Well, you'll hear what I'm talking about. Featuring the superb acting talents and rollicking adventures of Zach Galligan and other thespians of the utmost quality! Okay, I'm having a litt...

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We debut the Crypt of Creators, by snatching Herbert George right out of his time travelling adventures! We begin by discussing adaptations of two of his most famous works. First up, the Martian invasion is a go! Orson Welles causes a stir and PERHAPS mass hysteria, in his radio adaptation of one of H.G.'s most celebrated pieces of science fiction, when a cylindrical ship crashes in Grovers Mill, New Jersey in 1938. Then, those...

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December 16, 2020 105 min

Maybe it doesn't quite feel like it this year, but it IS that time of year! Get ready for another dose of HO-HO-HOLIDAY HORROR! First, we have a kid who has such a strong desire to touch his babysitter's boob, that he comes up with a home invasion scheme that takes some unexpected twists in Better Watch Out (2016). Then, we run across little creatures that multiply when you throw water on them! But snow is fine and not wate...

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November 29, 2020 86 min

Nicole must have gotten really tired of all of the horror in October. She decided on a trio of female-led action movies for this episode. We have Franka Potente as Lola, running. Always running. And somehow managing to "reset" certain undesirable results, in Run Lola Run (1998). Saoirse Ronan as Hanna (2011), trying to figure out how to be a "normal" child, after living life in seclusion, training to become the perf...

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November 13, 2020 137 min

Look, I don't want to scare anyone, but I'm going to give it to you straight about Jason. While we may be covering Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), this may not actually BE the final chapter. Hey, when Paramount saw that money pouring in at the box office, you'd better believe that they were happy that they left the series open for another sequel. The Common Craig also shares a quick review of the recent Shout...

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The 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival concludes. We reveal festival entries T-Z, in this episode, The Final Chapter! Prepare yourselves for an Anthology Deathmatch, as a funeral director tells tales to a group of hoodlums, while he seems to be luring them into the depths of the funeral parlor. Then, Roger Corman delivers what MUST be the source of inspiration, and yes, a TRUE prequel to the Back to the Future trilogy. Okay, that&#...

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October 26, 2020 107 min

The 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival continues. We reveal festival entries N-S, in this episode, Part 3. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing investigate bizarre happenings at an orphanage, where the trustees, and perhaps even the children, seem to be up to something nefarious. A movie becomes an odd promotional vehicle for Hasbro, despite the fact that the item used in the movie is essentially a gateway to speak to the dead, which ...

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October 18, 2020 119 min

The 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival continues. We reveal festival entries I-M, in this episode, Part 2. I must have been really hungry when preparing this portion of the festival. We start things off with a group of would-be Satanists, consuming a particularly unhealthy portion of rabies-laced meat pies. Teenage boys find themselves being devoured by, arguably, the hottest girl in school. Environmentalists, on a crusade to thwar...

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The Summer of Clive is in hell and it will NOT stay dead! Join us for some happy, good times, watch along fun with Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987)! Sync up the episode while you watch Hellraiser and it will be like we're sitting right THERE on the couch with you! Annoying you with random facts and details! And plenty of inane reactions, I'm sure. What could be better than watching a movie with the Common Craig and Nico...

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Welcome to the 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival. Join us, as we reveal and discuss movies for letters A-G. First, we spend time with some stereotypical, self-centered, 80s yuppies. Including one that seems to be a complete psychopath. Then, we have the misfortune of crossing paths with an irritating graverobber, who we just cannot seem to get rid of. A lonely man, who may or may not be impotent, and his non-speaking assistant, pe...

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September 24, 2020 113 min

We're doing this the SCANNER way! We're gonna suck your brains dry! Or maybe not. It's probably totally safe to listen to the show. Our one year anniversary show! A Cure for the Common Craig is one year old! And we're here to celebrate with David Cronenberg's 80s sci-fi/horror classic, Scanners (1981), as our Focus of Fear. And then from there, IF your head hasn't exploded by now, we address a few listener q...

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Get ready for another TITLE VERSUS TITLE face-off! But THIS time, it's ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH style! First, we're subjected to a deadly premonition, ghosts, a haunted mirror, a ventriloquist dummy...and golf. Which story survives the first deathmatch, in the classic anthology film from Ealing Studios, Dead of Night (1945)? Then, we jump ahead to Dead of Night (1977), for our second anthology deathmatch. This time, stories fea...

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September 10, 2020 72 min

The Summer of Clive concludes, as we delve into something magical, with Lord of Illusions (1995). But is it true magic, or simply illusion? Scott Bakula LEAPS into the roll of Harry D'Amour, a detective with a nose for the occult, who tries to discover just that. For a fee, of course. But it has to be frustrating, trying to solve a case, when your efforts are constantly being disrupted by illusionists, vengeful magicians and fi...

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The Summer of Clive continues with a raw meat double feature! Two more movies adapted from stories contained in Clive Barker's Books of Blood. First, Vinnie Jones and Bradley Cooper square off to determine who can be the better butcher, in the bowels of the New York City subway, on The Midnight Meat Train (2008). And then from there, we journey to Ireland, where a local farmer makes a terrible decision that unleashes a beast th...

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August 10, 2020 110 min

The Tribes of the Moon welcome us to Midian. Or do they? Will Nicole and the Common Craig be ousted from this monster refuge for being too critical of Clive Barker's ambitious project? And will Decker and The Mask be waiting to cleanse us? Stay away from us, nutball David Cronenberg! The Summer of Clive continues with Nightbreed (1990), which we compare with the Director's Cut, released by Scream Factory on Blu-ray in 2014.

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July 31, 2020 84 min

Welcome to the Summer of Clive. A series of episodes celebrating films based on the works of Clive Barker. First up, we venture into Candyman country, Cabrini Green, Chicago, Illinois. The urban legend seems to have its hook right at the throat of this community. But is it the urban legend? Or is it all too real? Writer/Director, Bernard Rose, reveals the secret in Candyman (1992), his movie adaptation of the Clive Barker short sto...

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July 17, 2020 96 min

Nicole thought that this month would be a great time for a beach party, with the comedy troupe, Broken Lizard, as her guests of honor. Having been wanting to re-watch Club Dread (2004), she saw this as the perfect opportunity to work them into the podcast. But not so fast, Nicole! If we're going to watch a spoof of horror slashers that takes place at a resort, then you're going to have to suffer through some other beach hor...

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That title says it all! Which movie is the most patriotic movie of ALL TIME? Can the financial might and star power of the Hollywood blockbuster, Independence Day (1996), crush its opponent into dust particles and then launch them into space? Or will the tiny, independent horror flick, Uncle Sam (1996), slice and dice its way through that whole alien invasion, before the fake president even has a chance to make that rousing speech?...

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